Air Niugini Cup

Hunters win Air Niugini Cup with 42-4 win

The visitors crossed the try line after two minutes of play when leading competition points scorer Carlin Anderson crossed over to score.

The Hunters responded immediately through enforcer David Loko, who sliced through the defence to score under the posts.

Buoyed on by a vocal home crowd of 6,768, the Hunters grabbed their second four-pointer through fullback Stargroth Amean, who scored in similar fashion to the first try.

The points continued to come easy with Boas kicking a penalty followed by another try to Amean in the 29th and Willie Minoga in the 33rd.

​Hunters, Blackhawks to play for inaugural Cup

This was announced yesterday at the Cup launch by General Manager of Air Niugini, Dominic Kaumu, in the presence of officials from the PNG Rugby Football League and SP Hunters.

Kaumu explained this is to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Kokoda Trail campaign plus the recently launched direct flights between Port Moresby and Townsville.

The challenge for the Cup will be annual.